I don't understand why people have so many problems when using Face Book, as they get into wars with people. Just say nice things as you would in real life. Face Book has connected me with so many people. I do understand why some people don't want to use it and their reasons are valid.
It was further away from Melbourne than we thought, over one hour's drive along the Calder Freeway towards Bendigo and about the same on a limited express train, which is an absurdly slow train trip. It was rather fun being able to travel at 110 km/h (about 70 mph rather than 100 as we are used to. Our poor under powered newish car was revving away in lower gears trying to keep up to cruise control speed as we climbed the Great Dividing Range.
We had a very nice time with him and his brother. They are both gay, except it took our friend longer to realise and he married and had a daughter when young. Yes, he would have once have been one of those married men out for a walk who you might see in a quiet area in a forested park with a child seat attached to the back seat of the car, where there are similar parked cars.
Anyway, we had a very nice time with them. He drove us into Kyneton township where we bought good coffee from a non profit cafe called Social Foundry. I think it is a town built on gold mining. It has some lovely old houses and buildings. He then made us a toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwich and a home made apple cake. His brother after some socialising with us was in his workshop restoring furniture.
It was a really nice day. I am surprised this phone photo I took of the post office taken into direct sunlight isn't as bad as I thought it might have been.